Boys Don't Cry (1999) RT 88% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Apr 2000

Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Kimberly Peirce
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  Chloë Sevigny  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Brendan Sexton III

Brooklyn Castle (2012) RT 96% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jun 2013

Brooklyn Castle is a documentary about I.S. 318 – an inner-city school where more than 65 percent of students are from homes with incomes below the federal poverty level – ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Katie Dellamaggiore
CAST:  John Galvin  •  Elizabeth Vicary  •  Rochelle Ballantyne  •  Pobo Efekoro

Sicko (2007) RT 91% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Nov 2007

Sicko is a Michael Moore documentary about the corrupt health care system in The United States who's main goal is to make profit even if it means losing peoples lives. "The ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Michael Moore
CAST:  Michael Moore  •  George W. Bush  •  Bill Clinton  •  Hillary Rodham Clinton

War Horse (2011) RT 76% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Apr 2012

Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Hiddleston  •  Benedict Cumberbatch  •  Toby Kebbell  •  Emily Watson

Temple Grandin (2010) RT 100% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Aug 2010

A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Claire Danes  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  Julia Ormond  •  David Strathairn

Frozen River (2008) RT 88% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Feb 2009

Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom, is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Courtney Hunt
CAST:  Melissa Leo  •  Misty Upham  •  Charlie McDermott  •  John Canoe

Jesus Camp (2006) RT 87% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Jan 2007

A growing number of Evangelical Christians believe there is a revival underway in America that requires Christian youth to assume leadership roles in advocating the causes of ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Heidi Ewing  •  Rachel Grady
CAST:  Becky Fischer  •  Mike Papantonio  •  Ted Haggard  •  Lou Engle

Food, Inc. (2008) RT 96% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Nov 2009

Documentary filmmaker Robert Kenner examines how mammoth corporations have taken over all aspects of the food chain in the United States, from the farms where our food is ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Robert Kenner
CAST:  Michael Pollan  •  Eric Schlosser  •  Richard Lobb  •  Vince Edwards

Network (1976)

A TV network cynically exploits a deranged ex-TV anchor's ravings and revelations about the media for their own profit.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Faye Dunaway  •  William Holden  •  Peter Finch  •  Robert Duvall

City of God (2002)

Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Fernando Meirelles  •  Kátia Lund
CAST:  Alexandre Rodrigues  •  Leandro Firmino  •  Phellipe Haagensen  •  Douglas Silva




Unconditional (2012) RT 67% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Dec 2013

Samantha Crawford is living a storybook life: she’s happily married, she lives on a ranch where she keeps her beloved horse, and the stories she’s told and illustrated since ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Brent McCorkle
CAST:  Lynn Collins  •  Michael Ealy  •  Bruce McGill  •  Kwesi Boakye

Seven Pounds (2008) RT 27% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Mar 2009

An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gabriele Muccino
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Sarah Jane Morris  •  Woody Harrelson

Black Book (2006) RT 75% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Sep 2007

In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Paul Verhoeven
CAST:  Carice van Houten  •  Sebastian Koch  •  Thom Hoffman  •  Halina Reijn

Tuck Everlasting (2002) RT 61% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Nov 2005

Natalie Babbitt's award winning book for children comes to the screen in a lavish adaptation from Walt Disney Pictures. Winnie Foster (Alexis Bledel) is a girl in her early ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Fantasy • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Jay Russell
CAST:  Alexis Bledel  •  William Hurt  •  Sissy Spacek  •  Jonathan Jackson

Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009) RT 62% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Mar 2010

A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Joan Allen  •  Jason Alexander  •  Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Macho (2009)

Paul, from Mexico, and Sofi, from Canada, meet in California and become a couple. Their mostly sexual relationship is chronicled in a series of scenes separated by titles.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Rafael Palacio Illingworth
CAST:  Jolene Andersen  •  Michael Teh  •  Rafael Palacio Illingworth

Detachment (2011) RT 57% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Sep 2012

A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Tony Kaye
CAST:  Adrien Brody  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  James Caan  •  Christina Hendricks

The Darjeeling Limited (2007) RT 69% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Feb 2008

Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Adrien Brody  •  Bill Murray

Big Eyes (2014) RT 72% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Apr 2015

The story of the awakening of the painter, Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Amy Adams  •  Christoph Waltz  •  Krysten Ritter  •  Danny Huston

The Act of Killing (2012) RT 96% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Dec 2013

In a place where killers are celebrated as heroes, these filmmakers challenge unrepentant death-squad leaders to dramatize their role in genocide. The result is a surreal, ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Joshua Oppenheimer  •  Christine Cynn
CAST:  Haji Anif  •  Syamsul Arifin  •  Herman Koto  •  Sakhyan Asmara